Starlin Castro
Yankees' Starlin Castro: Hits sixth homer of season
Starlin Castro, 2B, NYY
5:52 PM
News: Castro went 1-for-4 with a home run and a strikeout Thursday against the Blue Jays.

The second baseman hit a two-out homer during the first inning, and that accounted for the Yankees' only run in this game, but he was silent after that with a groundout, a flyout and a strikeout the rest of the way. Castro has a .179 average over the last 10 games with only three extra-base hits over in that span.

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Rougned Odor
Rangers' Rougned Odor: Suspension reduced
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
4:22 PM
News: Odor had his suspension reduced from eight games to seven games Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Odor is still expected to start serving his suspension Friday, and while a one game reduction is small, it is better than nothing. Expect Jurickson Profar to be recalled to take his place in the short-term.

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Jurickson Profar
Rangers' Jurickson Profar: To join Rangers this weekend
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX
3:58 PM
News: Profar will be recalled from Triple-A once Rougned Odor's suspension starts, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

This was widely expected, especially given the fact that Profar shifted to second base recently with Round Rock. According to Sullivan, Odor will receive a slight reduction to his initial eight-game suspension, and he will begin serving the suspension Friday, so Profar should join the Rangers for the first game of the weekend series against the Pirates. Profar would be a top-10 fantasy shortstop if he was playing every day for a big league team, but given the Rangers' middle infield depth, and their financial commitment to Elvis Andrus, Profar is still expected to spend most of this season at Triple-A. He's a worthwhile short-term add in deeper leagues and shallow leagues with daily roster moves.

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Omar Infante
Royals' Omar Infante: Out of Thursday's lineup
Omar Infante, 2B, KC
3:46 PM
News: Infante is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the White Sox, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Infante has been nothing but average this season, hitting just .248 with zero home runs and 10 RBI through 35 games. He will get the day off as manager Ned Yost sticks with the hot hand of Whit Merrifield at second base.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: In Thursday's lineup
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
2:40 PM
News: Pedroia (hamstring) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

Pedroia exited Wednesday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, but it appears to be a minor injury as he is back in the lineup Thursday. Pedroia was limited in 2015 due to a hamstring injury, so this could be a situation to keep an eye on in case it turns more severe.

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Darwin Barney
Blue Jays' Darwin Barney: In Thursday's lineup
Darwin Barney, 2B, TOR
1:28 PM
News: Barney is in the lineup and batting ninth for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

This is Barney's first start at short stop this season, but he could see more playing time while Troy Tulowitzki is out with a quadriceps injury. Barney is hitting .319/.356/.435 with two home runs and six RBI through 27 games this season.

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Logan Forsythe
Rays' Logan Forsythe: Targeting mid-June return
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB
11:26 AM
News: Forsythe (shoulder) is targeting a mid-June return, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Forsythe hit the DL back on May 14 with a hairline fracture in his let shoulder blade. He's set for further evaluation at the end of the month, but Forsythe said he's already feeling better, and he took ground balls Wednesday afternoon. The infielder remains without a firm timetable, but at this point he's targeting a return sometime during the Rays' next homestand, which spans June 10-19.

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Devon Travis
Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Makes immediate impact in return from DL
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
9:16 AM
News: Travis went 1-for-4 in his season debut on Wednesday against the Yankees.

Travis hit out of the eighth spot and singled in his second at-bat before scoring all the way from first on a two-run double by Ryan Goins. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he would give Travis a couple of days to see how he looks before moving him up in the batting order. The expectation is that it's only a matter of time before Travis becomes the regular leadoff hitter, and that could happen as soon as Friday night's game against the Red Sox.

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Marco Hernandez
Red Sox's Marco Hernandez: Fills in at second and short Wednesday
Marco Hernandez, 2B, BOS
6:04 AM
News: Hernandez replaced a hurting Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) at second base and later moved to shortstop in place of Xander Bogaerts (hand) in Tuesday night's 10-3 win over Colorado.

Hernandez joined Boston's hit parade, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored. He doesn't get many opportunities, but his versatility comes in handy. If the Red Sox need a shortstop Thursday, Hernandez is the most likely replacement. If they only need to replace Pedroia, we're likely to see Josh Rutledge.

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Ryan Goins
Blue Jays' Ryan Goins: Drives in two runs
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR
5/25/2016
News: Goins went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI Wednesday against the Yankees.

The 28-year-old Goins snapped an 0-for-13 skid with a double against the Yankees, although he has hit for .136 over his past 10 games. Goins is not known for his offense, but it's no secret he needs to do better at the plate.

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